Travelling by air between London and Chania, Crete is simple to do, and it should be easy to find a cheap flight as well. The journey lasts around 4 hours is flown directly, with Easyjet, Small Planet Airlines, Thomson and Monarch running regular flights from London Gatwick. Ryanair also operates a service from London Stansted, making the city very accessible for tourists.The airport itself is close to the city, and after your flight, there should be plenty of taxis lining up to transport visitors to their hotels. Buses also run to the city centre, and the journey should not take more than 20 minutes.
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Thought to be the best preserved city centre in Crete, the centre of town is beautiful and stately, with a cluster of superb restaurants near Venizelos Square. The Topanas district is particularly lovely, with winding narrow streets and many shops to explore.2 Visit the Archaeological Museum
With a history stretching back well before the Roman Empire, Chania has many archaeological treasures to show off, and this museum does so in style. Housed in a 16th century church, choice exhibits include some rare examples of the Minoan Linear A language and a couple of gorgeous Venetian fountains in the tranquil courtyard.3 Walk the city's Venetian fortifications
Chania was one of the most important foreign outposts of Venice's trading empire, and has an impressive array of walls and towers still standing from that era. Combine a visit to the walls with a wander around the excellent Naval Museum for a cheap and fascinating lesson in local history (and the walls make for a superb picnic spot).4 Hike along Samaria Gorge
The beautiful Samaria Gorge is located in southern Crete, a short bus journey from Chania, and makes for an ideal day trip. Wear sturdy shoes and take plenty of water if visiting during the summer. Hikers can walk down the valley and then take a boat to a nearby port, where buses head back to town until the evening.5 See the ancient Synagogue
The city used to have a thriving Jewish population, but that all ended with the Nazis in 1944. Fortunately, the splendid synagogue of Etz Hayyim has been restored and is open for visitors to enter.